Encinitas Real Estate
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Encinitas is located along six miles of Pacific coastline in Northern San Diego County, has an approximate population of 60,000 residents and is characterized by coastal beaches, cliffs and steep bluffs, flat topped coastal areas and rolling hills. The climate is very mild, with an average daily high of 72 degrees. Temperatures below 40 degrees and above 85 degrees are very rare. The average rainfall approximates10 inches per year. The surfing is considered unbeatable with surfers from near and far hitting the abundant beaches hoping to catch that perfect wave. Encinitas is host to many surfing contests which are held throughout the year.
There is a significant ornamental flower growing industry, particularly poinsettias, in the community. Many people claim that Encinitas is the Flower Growing Capital of the World in light of the fact that as the city developed it has grown up around the pre-existing flower growers. Quail Botanical Gardens is a beautiful oasis to visit with an Amazon Rainforest and reportedly the largest display of bamboo in the world. The popular gardens of the Self Realization Center near downtown Encinitas sit overlooking the blue Pacific Ocean in a serene garden-like setting. Visit, relax, breathe and refresh as you experience what Encinitas has to offer.
Golf enthusiasts will enjoy playing the championship Encinitas Ranch Golf Course, an 18 hole par 72 format with panoramic ocean views and five tees available to be enjoyed by golfers of all abilities.
The downtown area, with the famous Highway 101 running through its center, features a coastal shopping district over 100 years old that offers historic architecture, quaint shops, popular sidewalk cafes and distinctive restaurants framed by beautiful flower baskets.
Notable natives and residents include Shaun White, professional snowboarder and 2 time Olympic Gold Medalist and a skateboarder, Jenny Craig, co-founder of Jenny Craig, Inc. Weight Loss Program, the actor Richard Dreyfuss, Chad Butler (drummer) and Tim Foreman (bassist) of Switchfoot, Mike McGill, professional skateboarder and inventor of the McTwist, Marion Ross, actress and famous for her role on TV’s Happy Days and the fabulous Joe Walsh, guitarist, singer and songwriter for the James Gang and The Eagles.